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Cuadrado set to renew before Europa League kicks off

Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado is expected to sign a contract renewal before the Viola open their Europa League campaign against Guingamp.

The summer was full of frenzied speculation over the future of Juan Cuadrado, but the Colombian international stayed in Tuscany and is set to be rewarded with a new deal.

After a magnificent 2013-14 campaign and a decent World Cup, Cuadrado became hot property and was linked to Manchester United and Barcelona.

However, despite frequent rumours suggesting a £30 million bid had been fended off, Fiorentina director Mario Cognigni admitted last week that no formal offers ever arrived.

And Fiorentina are now set to negotiate an improved contract for Cuadrado, who may still be targeted by other clubs in January.

According to QS - La Nazione, Fiorentina are looking to agree a new deal with Cuadrado ahead of their Europa League clash with French side Guingamp next Thursday.

Cuadrado is expected to be offered more than current squad high earner Giuseppe Rossi and will commit until 2018. 

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has made it clear that he wants to keep Cuadrado at least until the end of the current campaign, but if he impresses in the first half of the season he could finally attract a bid at the start of 2015.

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